Closir chosen to be founding member of Innovate Finance, the City of London’s new financial tech industry body.

LIGHTNING RELEASES — LONDON, 14 August 2014 – Closir, the global investor relations platform, joined Innovate Finance on the 6th of August, an elite industry body backed by the U.K. government, as a founding member. Other founding members cover a range of global financial institution including HSBC, Barclays, Visa, Lloyds and Santander.

 U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne officially launched the initiative in London and highlighted the importance of Financial Technology as an industry in the U.K. He also outlined a number of government initiatives to support this rapidly growing sector.

Claire Cockerton, CEO and Director of Innovate Finance stated, “Closir aims to streamline and simplify company disclosure, by creating an efficient and dynamic platform for investors and companies to engage with each other. By leveraging the power of technology, Closir is building a tool with truly global potential.”

“We are excited to be joining Innovate Finance as a founding member. We feel it is an extremely timely initiative as global financial institutions are increasingly looking at technology to provide solutions for their clients” stated Michael Chojnacki, CEO of Closir. He continued, “As an innovator in the industry, joining Innovate Finance as a founding member is a natural step for us.”

According to FTI Consulting, 78% of investors believe there is increasing competition for capital across borders for companies. “Closir is a competitive advantage for companies looking for new sources of investment and investors searching for global opportunities” stated Mr. Chojnacki. 

About Closir

Closir is a London and New York based financial technology company behind an online investor relations (IR) platform for investors and companies  to discover, connect and engage with each other on a global scale. The company is a pioneer in creating the world’s first standardised disclosure template for companies as well as unique connectivity and analytics tools for investors and companies all based on global best practices. The company’s clients are companies with a strong commitment to Investor Relations and investors with global mandates. More information on is available on


About Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance is an independent membership-based industry organisation that aims to advance the UK’s standing as a leader in financial technology (fintech) innovation – both domestically and abroad. Members range from the world’s leading global corporations to the UK’s most promising fintech start-ups and, through Innovate Finance, will receive a single point of access to policymakers, regulators, investors, customers, educators, talent and key commercial partners. Membership is open to all businesses that have a technology-centric approach to innovation in financial services and a presence in the UK. The organisation has a current roster of over 50 member companies, which are pioneering new digital products and services across the following sectors: insurance, retail and investment banking, payments, remittance, crowdfunding, cloud computing, big data, analytics and alternative finance. Innovate Finance is supported by the City of London Corporation, as lead sponsor, in addition to the Canary Wharf Group and membership fees. For a full list of members, member benefits, workshops and events please see and follow us @innfin.


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